Events

Mar
2
Tue
#LawNeedsFeminismBecause Photo Campaign – Feminist Legal Forum @ Online
Mar 2 all-day

The FLF is once again running Robson Hall’s version of the #LawNeedsFeminismBecause campaign. Participants can take a photo (leaving space above their head for a message), choose a quotation of message that fits our theme ‘Making Space,’ and submit both to a google form available on the FLF’s facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/feministlegalforum).

 

NEW DATE: DeLloyd J. Guth Lecture on Legal History: Dr. Nicole O’Byrne. @ Online
Mar 2 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
NEW DATE: DeLloyd J. Guth Lecture on Legal History: Dr. Nicole O'Byrne. @ Online

TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2021 AT 12:00 P.M.

Dr. Nicole O’Byrne is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick, and is this year’s guest lecturer for the DeLloyd J. Guth annual Lecture on Legal History.

The title of the talk is ” The Constitutional Responsibility for Métis Scrip”

Please join the lecture on Zoom here.

Dr. O’Byrne’s research focuses on the history of Canadian federalism, public policy history and non-constitutionalized intergovernmental agreements, including the British North America Act, 1930 (the Natural Resources Transfer Agreements) and Medicare. She has published articles about various aspects of Métis history and is currently writing a book on the history of Métis-state relations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba (1870-1970). Please see her full biographical information here.

 

Mar
3
Wed
#LawNeedsFeminismBecause Photo Campaign – Feminist Legal Forum @ Online
Mar 3 all-day

The FLF is once again running Robson Hall’s version of the #LawNeedsFeminismBecause campaign. Participants can take a photo (leaving space above their head for a message), choose a quotation of message that fits our theme ‘Making Space,’ and submit both to a google form available on the FLF’s facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/feministlegalforum).

 

Robson Hall Annual Mini Moot. @ ONLINE
Mar 3 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Mini Moot is intended to be a fun, challenging, and fail-safe opportunity for students to develop practical skills by researching case law, writing arguments, and speaking publicly. All Robson Hall Law students and Master of Human Rights students are welcome to participate.

The case to be argued this year is the recent 2018 Supreme Court of Canada decision, Law Society of British Columbia v Trinity Western University (2018 SCC 32). This case is an appeal by the LSBC seeking to justify its decision to not approve TWU’s proposed law school. The Charter rights engaged are s. 2(a) freedom of religion and s. 15 freedom from discrimination.

Please attend the information session on Wednesday February 10th from 12:00pm-1:00pm, where the CEC will provide insight on how to prepare and deliver an argument, and answer any questions that you might have. A video example of previous years’ winners will also be shown. This session will be intended for first years, but everyone is welcome. The Zoom link will be sent to all registered Mini Moot participants.

The sign up link to participate in the Mini Moot is: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-1j8ycwBimRC7j6ova_FM4dDIeS6MgiXAsM8MuIDUfg/edit?usp=sharing.

Please register in teams of two and choose your side, appellants (​​​​​​​​​​​LSBC) or respondents (​​​​​​​​​​​TWU) .

Researching Indigenous Laws in Theory and in Practice
Mar 3 @ 12:00 PM

SPEAKERS:
Professor Brenda Gunn, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba
Joëlle Pastora-Sala, Staff Lawyer, Public Interest Law Centre
Shoshanna Paul, Associate, TDS Law

In this joint MBA Legal Research Section and Faculty of Law event, panelists will draw on their experience to discuss both theoretical and practical approaches to researching Indigenous law. Professor Brenda Gunn will provide a theoretical context for the ensuing discussion.

Joëlle Pastora-Sala will discuss the importance of recognizing our inherent biases in our legal work and research and will reflect on some of the lessons learned in working with First Nations clients as a non-First Nations person. Drawing on her work representing the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs at the Supreme Court of Canada, she will provide practical tools for practitioners to apply in their work.

Shoshanna will describe her work with First Nation governments in developing and implementing laws through the Framework Agreement on First Nations Land Management, the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests of Rights Act and other sources and she will discuss how Indigenous laws can be incorporated into Canadian law.

To register for this event, please click here.

Mar
4
Thu
#LawNeedsFeminismBecause Photo Campaign – Feminist Legal Forum @ Online
Mar 4 all-day

The FLF is once again running Robson Hall’s version of the #LawNeedsFeminismBecause campaign. Participants can take a photo (leaving space above their head for a message), choose a quotation of message that fits our theme ‘Making Space,’ and submit both to a google form available on the FLF’s facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/feministlegalforum).

 

Robson Hall Annual Mini Moot. @ ONLINE
Mar 4 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Mini Moot is intended to be a fun, challenging, and fail-safe opportunity for students to develop practical skills by researching case law, writing arguments, and speaking publicly. All Robson Hall Law students and Master of Human Rights students are welcome to participate.

The case to be argued this year is the recent 2018 Supreme Court of Canada decision, Law Society of British Columbia v Trinity Western University (2018 SCC 32). This case is an appeal by the LSBC seeking to justify its decision to not approve TWU’s proposed law school. The Charter rights engaged are s. 2(a) freedom of religion and s. 15 freedom from discrimination.

Please attend the information session on Wednesday February 10th from 12:00pm-1:00pm, where the CEC will provide insight on how to prepare and deliver an argument, and answer any questions that you might have. A video example of previous years’ winners will also be shown. This session will be intended for first years, but everyone is welcome. The Zoom link will be sent to all registered Mini Moot participants.

The sign up link to participate in the Mini Moot is: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-1j8ycwBimRC7j6ova_FM4dDIeS6MgiXAsM8MuIDUfg/edit?usp=sharing.

Please register in teams of two and choose your side, appellants (​​​​​​​​​​​LSBC) or respondents (​​​​​​​​​​​TWU) .

DLG Mock Networking Event
Mar 4 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Please join the Diversity in Law Group on March 4th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm for our first-ever Mock Networking Event! With the increasing use of Zoom for networking, this event will allow students to practice networking in a low-pressure environment and to get feedback on their networking skills. With the help of BIPOC articling students, participants will split into breakout rooms on Zoom, and get tips on how to succeed in the next recruit.

Please register for the Diversity in Law Group’s event here. 

Spirit Committee hosts: Yoga Evening. @ ONLINE
Mar 4 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Spirit Committee will host a zoom yoga evening on Thursday, March 4, from 8:00-9:00.

Please note the updated time.

With stress levels still high these days for many of us, the Spirit Committee will be hosting another virtual yoga night on Thursday, March 4 at 8 pm. The wonderful Anna Evans-Boudreau from 1L will be leading the session. Relax, stretch, de-stress from the comfort of your home! Email siemensa@myumanitoba.ca for the zoom link, and we hope to see you there.

Mar
5
Fri
#LawNeedsFeminismBecause Photo Campaign – Feminist Legal Forum @ Online
Mar 5 all-day

The FLF is once again running Robson Hall’s version of the #LawNeedsFeminismBecause campaign. Participants can take a photo (leaving space above their head for a message), choose a quotation of message that fits our theme ‘Making Space,’ and submit both to a google form available on the FLF’s facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/feministlegalforum).